Local Organising Committee

Soraya Soubhi Smaili

Soraya Soubhi Smaili (Chair), UNIFESP

Holds a degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of São Paulo (1985). Masters's degree (1989) and PhD (1995) in Pharmacology at Escola Paulista de Medicina - Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). Post-doctoral position at Thomas Jefferson University (1997) and at the National Institutes of Health (1998-1999), USA. Associate Professor at UNIFESP. Coordinator of the Post Graduation Program in Pharmacology (2006-2012). Coordinator of Calcium Signaling and Cell Death Laboratory and of the Confocal Microscopy Multi-User Laboratory of Escola Paulista de Medicina. Regional Secretariat of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (2004-2008). Member of the UNIFESP University Council (2000-2012). Member of the Board of Directors of the International Cell Death Society (ICDS) since 2004. Rector of the Federal University of São Paulo for the 2013-2017 period.

Professor Ciro Winckler de Oliveira Filho (Vice-Chair), UNIFESP

 Ciro Winckler de Oliveira Filho (Vice-Chair), UNIFESP

Professor of São Paulo Federal University. Doctor in Adapted Physical Activity at Campinas University. Researcher at Paralympic Sport.Technical coordinator of Athletics at Brazilian Paralympic Committee. Member of Brazilian Paralympic Academy. Member of IPC-Athletics Coaches Council. 4 participation in Paralympic Games (Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London) and Brazilian Athletics Team Leader at Athens, Beijing, and London Paralympic Games.Participation at Brazilian Team in Paralympic and Olympic Athletics World Championships.

Regina Celia Spadari Regina Celia Spadari (Vice-Chair), UNIFESP

Regina Celia Spadari is a full Professor at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, where she was the Director of the Campus Baixada Santista (2011-2015). She is the leader of the research group at CNPq untitled “ Group for the Study of Stress Biology”. She investigates several aspects of the stress effects on peripheral systems, mostly the cardiac response to catecholamines and adrenergic signaling. The group also investigates the effects of stress hormones on behavior and on athletes performance. She has published 58 scientific articles, supervised 34 master's degree thesis and 15 PhD thesis. She is a biologist (Paulista State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho, 1974), master in Biological Sciences / Physiology by the State University of Campinas (1978), PhD in Human Physiology by the University of São Paulo (1985) and livre docente by the State University of Campinas (1996). The title of full professor was obtained in 2007 at UNIFESP, where she is a teacher since 2005.

Alessandra Medeiros

Alessandra Medeiros, UNIFESP

Graduated at Physical Education (1997) and Ph.d. at Physical Education from University of São Paulo (2006). Has experience in exercise training and cardiovascular disease, acting on the following subjects: heart failure, hypertension, hemodynamics, sympathetic nervous system, ventricular function and skeletal muscle.


Ana DâmasoAna R. Dâmaso - UNIFESP

Associated Professor and Free Docent - UNIFESP
Post PhD in Pediatrics Sciences - UNIFESP
PhD in Nutritional Sciences - UNIFESP
Master in Physical Education - EEF USP
Especialization in Sports Sciences - Celafiscs
Graduate in Physical Education - UEG

Carlos Eduardo Pinfildi Carlos Eduardo Pinfildi, UNIFESP

Is Professor of Physiotherapy at University Federal of São Paulo - Brazil - Campus Baixada Santista. He has graduated from Imes - Fafica (2002), Master and Ph.D in Health Science at Unifesp (2004, 2008) and Postdoctoral at Griffith University - Australia (2015). He has experience in musculoskeletal injuries related to sports and degenerative disorders. He has been studying the physical agents, for instance low level laser therapy, ultrasound and neuromuscular electrical stimulation in tissue healing mainly in tendon, muscles and pain management.

Emilson ColantonioEmilson Colantonio, UNIFESP

Bachelor's at Physical Education from Universidade Metropolitana de Santos (1982), master's at Fitness from Universidade de São Paulo (1999) and Ph.D. at Fitness from Universidade de São Paulo (2006). Has experience in Fitness, focusing on Fitness, acting on the Following subjects: swimming, physical activity, body composition, physical performance and anaerobic threshold.

Helga Tatiana TucciHelga Tatiana Tucci, UNIFESP

Received her bachelor’s degree from Universidade de Ararquara, a Master’s and a PhD in Medical Science – Emphasis in Rehabilitation from Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil). Part of her PhD was done at University of Washington. She is currently Professor in the Department of Department of Human Moviment Science Graduate Program at Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Her research interests are in shoulder biomechanics and in electromyography fatigue and exercise training.

João Bosco Pesquero

João Bosco Pesquero, UNIFESP

JBP holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the University of São Paulo (1986), master's degree and PhD in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) at the Federal University of São Paulo (1989 and 1992, respectively) and post-doctoral position in molecular biology at the University of Heidelberg and Max-Delbrück Institute for molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. Is currently Full Professor in the Department of Biophysics at Federal University of São Paulo. Has experience in
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology with emphasis on the following topics: kallikrein-kinin system, renin-angiotensin system, molecular biology of genetic diseases and genetics of sports. Coordinator of the Project Athletes of the Future, the Omics in Sports. Founding partner of the Biotechnology Company Proteobrás Biotechnology Development Ltd. (www.proteobras.com.br) and Exxtend - Solution in Oligos (www.exxtend.com.br).

João Paulo BoteroJoão Paulo Botero, UNIFESP

Graduated in Physical Education from the Federal University of São Carlos (2001), MA in Physiological Sciences from the Federal University of São Carlos (2004) and PhD in Physiological Sciences from the Federal University of São Carlos (2010). Adjunct professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, Santos Campus, in the course of Physical Education and professor the Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Program in Health Sciences. Head of the Department of Human Movement Sciences. Experience in the area of Physical Education, acting on the following topics: Exercise and Aging Exercise and Obesity, Exercise Physiology, Resistive Exercise and Sports Training.

José Angelo Barela

José Angelo Barela, UNESP

Professor of Human Movement Sciences at Physical Education Department, Institute of Biosciences, São Paulo State University and at Institute of Physical Activity and Sports, University of Cruzeiro do Sul. Undergraduate from the São Paulo State University in Physical Education and Ph.D. in Motor Development at University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Research interest is to understand now sensory information is couple to motor action throughout lifespan and in different populations and in deferent conditions including sports.

José Roberto Jardim José Roberto Jardim, UNIFESP

Associate Professor, Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre and Former Head of the Respiratory Diseases Division at Escola Paulista de Medicina of Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. Professor Jardim graduated in medicine in 1970 at the Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he was later awarded his PhD in medical sciences. He has also completed a 2-year fellowship in respiratory pathophysiology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Professor Jardim has been Director of the Brazilian Thoracic Society (SBPT) leading the Education Department twice, and served as Chairman of the COPD Committee 3 times. He has also been a member of the Planning Committee of the Rehabilitation Assembly of American Thoracic Society (ATS), and has servedt at the Nominating Committee. Professor Jardim is past-President of the Latin American Thoracic Society (ALAT) fo wom terms and has served on the Board of Directors of American Thoracic Society representing the international community. He is currently on the Editorial Boards for several Brazilian and International Journals and has recently published a book on rehabilitation. His main interests are in asthma, COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Julio Cesar Serrão

Julio Cerca Serrão, USP

Bachelor (1993) in Physical Education from the School of Physical Education and Sport at the University of São Paulo (USP-EEFE), master's (1996) in Science of Motricity at the Biosciences Institute of the São Paulo State University, Ph.D. (1999) and Full Professor (2007) by EEFE-USP. He is currently Deputy Director of Physical Education and Sport – University of São Paulo. Which Also has the coordination of the Biomechanics Laboratory. It has experience in Biophysics, with emphasis on Biomechanics. His research Involves the Biomechanics of Sport Biomechanics of Locomotion, the biomechanics of exercise, and the Biomechanics Footwear.

Marco Tulio de Mello

Marco Tulio de Mello, UFMG

Marco Túlio de Mello is graduated in Physical Education at Federal University of Uberlândia-UFU (1989) and he has specialization in Physical Education for Persons with Special Needs also by UFU. He is Ph.D. in psychobiology at the Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP (1997) and Full Professor at the University of Campinas - UNICAMP (2007) and the Federal University of Sao Paulo UNIFESP (2009). He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sports at Faculty of Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (FEFFTO) in Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He has experience in Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Accidents, Stress Physiology and Athletic Training. He is supervisor of masters and doctoral programs for graduate at UNIFESP and UFMG. He is also Coordinator of the Psychobiology and Exercise Studies Centre, and Technical Director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Sleepiness and Accidents. He is a member of the INAPSS/IPC (International Network for Research in Paralympic Sport Science, linked to the International Paralympic Committee) and Member of the Brazilian Paralympic Academy (APB) and Scientific Coordinator of the APB. He is currently a sitting member/owner of the Thematic Chamber Health and Environment of the National Transit - CONTRAN and Deputy Member of the Advisory Board of Physical Education, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq, the Federal Government.

Maria José FernandesMaria José da Silva Fernandes, UNIFESP

Biologist, PhD in Neuroscience, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of UNIFESP. Area of expertise is Neurophysiology and the main topics are: Neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration, Temporal lobe epilepsy, Neurochemistry and Proteomics. Review service for Federal and other granting agences: CNPq, CAPES, FAPESP, the Ministry of Health (PPSUS), Inserm. Supervises students from IC, MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral position at post-graduate program in Neurology / Neuroscience UNIFESP ( CAPES - 6). Institutional Administratives Responsabilities: member of the Congregation of the Paulista School of Medicine (2015-2017 ), the trustee board (2013-2015) and the planning board of the UNIFESP (2013-2017). Holds the position of chief of staff of the rectory (early 2013). She held positions on the board of the Professor´s Association of UNIFESP (ADUNIFESP) since 2005 and was President from 2009 to 2011.

Stella PeccinMaria Stella Peccin, UNIFESP

Bachelors in Physical Therapy (Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde do Instituto de Porto Alegre - 1990), Specialist in ‘Superior Education Methodology’ and in the ‘Locomotor System in Sports’. Master’s in Rehabilitation (Federal University of Sao Paulo [UNIFESP] - 2001) and PhD in Sciences in the Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics (Federal University of Sao Paulo [UNIFESP] - 2005). Former Chairwoman for the Department of Human Movement Sciences (UNIFESP, 2011-2014). Currently serving as a researcher at the Brazilian Cochrane Centre, professor and mentor for the graduate program in Evidence-based health care and interdisciplinary in Health Sciences (UNIFESP). Coordinator for the multi-professional residency program in Orthopedics and Traumatology (UNIFESP). Coordinator for the ‘Project Health and Sports: an interdisciplinary approach partnered with the pro-sports Foundation of Santos’. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to Education and Health focusing on evidence-based practice, research methodology, musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation (assessment, promotion, prevention and recovery).

Miguel de Arruda Miguel de Arruda, UNICAMP

Graduated in Physical Education from the Catholic University of Campinas (1975), Master's degree in Physical Education from the University of São Paulo (1990). PhD in Physical Education from the Faculty of Physical Education UNICAMP (1997). Actualy is Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education - Unicamp. It has experience in Physiology with emphasis on stress physiology, acting on the following topics: football, sports training, physical examination, anthropometry and motor performance.

Odair Aguiar JúniorOdair Aguiar Júnior, UNIFESP

Degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in 1997, where he also received a Ph.D. in Cellular and Structural Biology and postdoctoral studies in Molecular Biology. He is currently Adjunct Professor IV of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Campus Santos, where Deputy Academic Director (2015-2019). It is guiding the Postgraduate Program "Interdisciplinary Health Sciences" and "Food, Nutrition and Health". It has experience in animal cytogenetics, molecular biology and sperm ultrastructural analysis . Currently investigating aspects of "Pathophysiology of the Male Reproductive System" with emphasis on the study of testis and epididymal physiology under the action of exogenous substances and / or potentially damaging physiological conditions. His group also explores natural substances as possible protectors to testis and epididymal functions.

Paulo AzevedoPaulo Azevedo, UNIFESP

Bachelor in Physical Education (1997), master’s degree (2007) and PhD (2010) in Physiological Science at Federal University of São Carlos. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Federal University of São Paulo, which also has the coordination of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory. His line of research Exercise Physiology and sport performance.


Ricardo Luís Fernandes GuerraRicardo Luis Fernandes Guerra, UNIFESP

Graduated in Physical Education (Bachelors and educational Degree) from the Federal University of São Carlos (1997-1998), master's (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) in Physiological Sciences, Federal University of São Carlos and Sandwich PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California-Berkeley (2003). Works as assistant professor IV, mentor program in graduate education in health sciences and coordinator of the Physical Education (health modality) of the Federal University of São Paulo-Campus UNIFESP-Santos. Has experience in the sport and physiology, with an emphasis in exercise physiology applied to sport and health, acting on the following topics: sport, obesity, elderly and women, with the main line of research: "Exercise, Nutrition and Applied Sports the Health".

Ricardo Arida

Ricardo Mario Arida, UNIFESP

Ricardo Mario Arida received his Ph.D. from the Department of Neurology at Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil (1999) for his work studying the relationship between epilepsy and physical exercise. He did his postdoctoral research on the role of central fatigue hypothesis at Oxford University, UK (1999-2000). He continued his research on the effect of physical activity in epilepsy as Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Experimental Neurology at Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Brazil (2001-2006). Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Physiology – Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. He was elected as a Member of Taskforce on Sports and Epilepsy - International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and Member of São Paulo State Academy of Science. His scientific activity is documented by more than 180 publications in peer-reviewed and indexed international journals. He has experience in Neurophysiology, acting on the following subjects: neuroplasticity, physical exercise and brain, exercise during brain development and brain aging and exercise. Specifically, his research is focused on the mechanisms by which exercise reduces seizure frequency in animal models of epilepsy. Research Interests: Neurological diseases and exercise, neuroplasticity, epilepsy and exercise, brain and exercise.

Rogério Cruz de OliveiraRogério Cruz de Oliveira, UNIFESP

Undergraduate in Physical Education from the State University of Goiás (2002), Master degree in Physical Education from the State University of Campinas (2006) and Ph.D. in Physical Education from the State University of Campinas (2010). Adjunct Professor III of the Federal University of São Paulo, Campus Santos (SP). Professor accredited in Graduate Programs Stricto Sensu Education in Health Sciences (Professional Mode) and Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at the same institution. He has experience in the area of ​​Physical Education, acting mainly on the following subjects: Pedagogical Practice in Physical Education, Body and culture, Body and Health, Cultural diversity and Physical Education, Qualitative Research in Physical Education, Sports Learning, Teaching Physical Education, and Vocational training in physical education and health practices.

Sergio Luiz Domingues CravoSergio Luiz Domingues Cravo, UNIFESP

Degree in Physical Therapy from the Catholic University of Campinas (PUCC, 1978), MS in Human Physiology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo (ICB-USP, 1982), Doctor of Science by ICB-USP (1987) both under the direction Prof. Dr. Cesar Timo-Iaria. Post doctorate by the Department of Neurology, Cornell University Medical College (New York, USA) with Donald J. Reis and Shaum F. Morrison (1987-1989). Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology ICB-USP (1983-1992). Associate Professor, Department of Physiology at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP, 1992-2001). He is currently Associate Professor (Associate Professor) of the Department of Physiology at the Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP 2001 -present). Operates mainly in the area of ​​neural regulation of cardiovascular system, with emphasis on: 1. the role of vasomotor centers of the bulb in regulating blood pressure and blood volume; B. pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiovascular disorders associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

Sylvia Helena Souza da Silva BatistaSylvia Helena Souza da Silva Batista, UNIFESP

Degree in Bachelor of Psychology from the Federal University of Pará (1985), degree in Psychologist Training from the Federal University of Pará (1986), degree in Full Degree in Psychology from Federal University of Pará (1986), master's and doctorate in Education (Psychology of Education) from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1993). I work in the area of ​​education and health, with an emphasis on Education in Health Sciences, with emphasis on the teacher training subjects for higher education in health, learning and health training. In these areas realize my academic activities (teaching, research, extension) and directed my publications (papers and books). Beyond graduation, I act as a permanent teacher of Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Health Sciences (masters and doctorate) and Education in Health Sciences (professional master). In the field of academic management occupied the posts of deputy head of the Health Department, Education and Society (Campus Santos / UNIFESP), deputy director (elected) Campus Santos, Federal University of São Paulo (April / 11 to February / 15), coordinator of the Education Professional Master's Program in Health Sciences (CEDESS / ISS / UNIFESP up to ten / 14). I am currently director (elected) Campus Santos, Federal University of São Paulo (April / 15).

VaniaVânia D' Almeida, UNIFESP

Vânia D’Almeida, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Program in Psychobiology at Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). VD’A holds a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1984, received the master's degree and PhD in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) at UNIFESP (1988 and 1993, respectively) and a post-doctoral position in Biochemistry at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Has experience in the areas of Biochemistry and Genetics with emphasis on Metabolism and Bioenergetics, acting on the following topics: homocysteine, oxidative stress, epigenetics, animal models of disease and inborn errors of metabolism.

Vinícius Demarchi Silva Terra Vinícius Demarchi Silva Terra, UNIFESP

Vinicius Terra holds a bachelor's degree in Physical Education and PhD in Education from the Audiovisual Studies Laboratory at Unicamp (University of Campinas), with research in Body, Art and Humanities. Has experience in production and cultural management, areas in which he worked both in the public and private sector. Coordinated the cultural action area at SESC-SP (Social Service of Commerce). Was granted a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture in advanced studies on cultural policy, in France. Is currently a Professor at the Federal University of São Paulo and coordinator of the Body & Art Laboratory and the Audiovisual Resources Laboratory. He produces original work in photography and video. Was awarded by the Ministry of Culture, and represented Brazil at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013.

Victor Matsudo Victor Matsudo, CELAFISCS

Medical Doctor, Especialized in Orthopedics and Traumathology; and in Sports Medicine. Full Professor in Medicine (Gama Filho Universtiy). Scientific Coordinator of the Center of Studies of the Physical Fitness Research Laboratory from São Caetano do Sul – CELAFISCS. General Chair of the Agita São Paulo Program, of São Paulo State Secretariat of Health. Past-Vice-President of the International Council of Sports Sciences and Physical Education - ICSSPE/CIEPSS, Status A- UNESCO. Chairman of the Physical Activity of Network from the Americas – RAFA/PANA. Past Chairman and Member of the Executive Board of the Agita Mundo Network . Received the International Grand Prix in Sports Medicine at Barcelona Olympic Games, 1992. Received the “ Philip Noël Baker” Award, in Sports Medicine Area, by the International the International de Council of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, 1995. Received the Prince Faisal Award, by the International Federation of Physical Education (FIEP), 1996. Received the Carso Foundation Award, 2011. Received the Citation Award do American College of Sports Medicine, 2014. Received the Odyssey Award, do American College of Sports Medicine, 2015. Member of the Sports Nutrition Commission from the International Olympic Committee. Member of Scientific Board of Actigraph Company. Member of the Preventive Medicine Committee of Stanford Universit Former Scientific Editor of Brazilian Journal of Science and Movement. Member of the "American College of Sports Medicine" . Fellow do "American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education". Founder of the "International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry".

Wagner SantosWagner Correia Santos, UNIFESP

Graduated in physical education from the University of Mogi das Cruzes - UMC (1982), majoring in Physiology of Exercise by Paulista Medical School - EPM / UNIFESP (1992), Master on Health Science (Physiology of Exercise) by the FederalUniversity of São Paulo - UNIFESP (2003). Coordinator of Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center of the UNIFESP / EPM - Federal University of São Paulo, Coordinator of Extension Course (Sport and Leisure) (UNIFESP - PROEX) in Embu das Artes, Indaiatuba and Valinhos. Has experience in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, Sports, Training and Health Sciences, is Researcher Member of the Brazilian Paralympic Academy, Advisor on UnaSus "Programa Mais Médicos" (PAB5) and Supervisor on the Open University Brazil - UAB - acting on the Specialization Course in Municipal Public Management (2015-2016).

Wagner Luiz do Prado Wagner Luiz do Prado, UNIFESP

Wagner Luiz do Prado: received the Bacharel Degree in Physical Education from Faculdade de Educação Física de Santo André - Brazil (1999); the M.S Degree in Physiological Science at from Federal University of São Carlos - Brazil (2004), and Ph.D Degree in Nutrition from Federal University of São Paulo - Brazil (2007). Currently he is Professor at Human Science Departament from Federal University of São - Santos - Brazil. Accredited Researcher by CNPq-Brazil.